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Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Three

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Three

On the third day...

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. Three Angry Cuccos: The original line is "three French hens", so we went for an equivalent that was snappy and brought to mind one of the weirdest...

News: Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Marth has double the power as he dual wields

While the early 2015 amiibo figures will be available — or not if the stock situation remains messy — at all major retailers in Europe, there have been some exclusivity deals arranged in the US. To date Lucario has been confirmed for Toys "R" Us, Shulk for GameStop and Meta Knight for Best Buy. It...

Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers From Other Fighting Games?

What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers From Other Fighting Games?

Flawless Victory!

We still haven't got enough of Smash Bros. yet, but playing the game relentlessly day after day has had us hankering for revisiting old fighting games. Then, a crazy thought entered our brains — what if the cheesy Smash Bros. announcer was replaced with those of other famous brawlers? The result of this incredibly strange train...

Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever

The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever

Gotta retch 'em all!

Not all Pokémon are created equal. Some of them are powerful, some of them are weak. Some of them are awesome to look at, and others are comparable to a pile of mouse droppings, and the latter are what we have for your viewing pleasure today. It should be noted that we aren't suggesting that any of the monsters listed in the...

News: Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi, Altered Beast And Crazy Taxi Into Movies And TV Shows

Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi, Altered Beast And Crazy Taxi Into Movies And TV Shows

Entertainment boffin Evan Cholfin Overseeing adaptations

Following the news that Sony Pictures and Nintendo are apparently close to signing a deal to make a new Super Mario movie, it has been revealed that Sega is also looking to exploit its portfolio of famous gaming properties in the field of film and television. As reported by Variety, media

First Impressions: Bravely Second's Demo Comes Out Fighting

Bravely Second's Demo Comes Out Fighting

Watch the first 30 minutes right here

About a year ago we gave the original Bravely Default a whopping 9/10 in our review, so it was with some excitement that we battled through numerous eShop error messages for hours on end, desperate to get our grubby mitts on the Japanese Bravely Second demo that released recently. So how does Bravely Second...

Video: Nintendo Minute Debates Its 3DS Game of the Year

Nintendo Minute Debates Its 3DS Game of the Year

The "Super Sixteen Showdown" also continues

It's the time of year for lists, lots of lists — our Game of the Year awards will come in the Christmas to New Year week, with community voting opening soon — and Nintendo Minute is currently working through its own 'best of' lists for 2014. The presenting duo are going through each platform (including...

News: Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo To Make A Super Mario Movie

Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo To Make A Super Mario Movie

Leaked emails suggest the deal is close to being complete

It may be a cult classic but the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie was a critical and commercial bomb. Despite the fairly obvious lesson that the Mushroom Kingdom and Hollywood don't mix, it would appear that the movie industry's memory is a short one; Sony Pictures is apparently very close to...

News: Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Again, Why a Wii U Release Won’t Be Happening

Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Again, Why a Wii U Release Won’t Be Happening

“You can already purchase and play the WiiWare version”

If you were still hoping to see the eventual release of Retro City Rampage on the Wii U eShop in the near future, it’s probably best you erase any thought of it from your mind now. In a post on the game's official website, Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano has spoken out once...

News: Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Pokémon ORAS catch 5th and 7th place, amiibo sales match up to Smash Wii U

It's that time again, with November NPD results — which cover US physical retail sales — being released; they cover the vital Black Friday week sales, in particular. For Nintendo the focus was on major releases on both Wii U and 3DS, both of which performed rather well,...

Video: Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in Super Smash Bros., Competitors Do It Too

Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in Super Smash Bros., Competitors Do It Too

Duck Hunt Dog days

Super Smash Bros. is chaotic at the best of times, and the Wii U version certainly continues the trend. Fast paced and colourful, keeping track of the action while stringing together attacks and dodges can be a tiring business, and silly mistakes happen. Everyone's done it — we self destruct. These self-inflicted kills can be...

News: Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates Onto Club Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates Onto Club Nintendo

A pricey option for PAL racers

Club Nintendo may still insist on the completion of particularly annoying surveys, but it's still a useful means to pick up some goodies. While the North American version focuses on download games and occasional extras, the PAL equivalents serve up a range of merchandise, with fairly regular additions in recent times...

Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?

What's Next For amiibo?

Nintendo's range is off to a blistering start, but what could 2015 hold?

Amid the confusion regarding amiibo figures apparently being discontinued (and then not) and the scarcely credible defected models we've been seeing, it's easy to miss the fact that Nintendo's new "toys to life" range has been a storming success — so much so that the...

Nintendo Download: 11th December (North America)

11th December (North America)

Ace Attorney trilogy, Xeodrifter, Lucadian Chronicles and much more

It's that time again, North America, for a whole load of download goodies to arrive on Wii U and 3DS. This week brings a high profile Capcom arrival and some promising options on the 3DS, while free-to-play appears (sort of) on the Wii U; both Virtual Console platforms get a game,...

News: Zeldathon Relief Confirmed For Festive Adventuring and Fundraising

Zeldathon Relief Confirmed For Festive Adventuring and Fundraising

A Link Between Games

Earlier this year we told you about The Zelda Adventure, a live stream where some charitable souls tackle challenges, get up to some silly shenanigans and marathon a lot of Zelda games. Its aim was to raise $75,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but ended up passing that goal and hitting $100,000. The team is now...

Out Today: Rune Factory 4 Finally Arrives in Europe

Rune Factory 4 Finally Arrives in Europe

We dig it

Today's European Nintendo Download Update is one of the most crowded in recent memory, with six new downloads on 3DS, two on Wii U (including a Virtual Console release) and a ludicrous number of discounts. The most prominent release is arguably Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, so we thought we'd raise a flag for one of the stand-out...

Video: The Warp Zone Gets Real to Settle it in Smash

The Warp Zone Gets Real to Settle it in Smash

Less fist-pumping than a typical commercial

Nintendo of America has produced some pretty decent commercials in 2014, and its "Settle it in Smash" series for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS is among those strong efforts. Particularly prominent with the release of the portable versions, it showed characters facing off in the brawler to fight over...

News: Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

So much Pokémon

It's not easy catching all Pokémon, even if you want to be the very best. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has a sizeable world, of course, so finding all of the 'mon is as big a challenge as successfully nabbing them upon discovery. For any of you struggling to locate every Pokémon there's a particularly handy map that's...